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U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco said he was assaulted by a TSA agent at the San Antonio International Airport.
The Texas Congressman said the security agent went too far during a pat-down earlier this month.
"The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” said Canseco. “It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else."
Canseco told the KENS 5 I-Team the agent said he too was assaulted when Canseco pushed his hand away.
According to TSA, neither man was cited.
A week later when going through the San Antonio International Airport, Canseco was once again selected for a pat-down.
"I did not see it as a coincidence,” he said. “I asked them why are you going to pat me down again, so we discussed it further and after discussing it further, they patted me down."
However, before the discussion was over, San Antonio Police Department officers were called to the security check point area.
Again, no one was cited.
TSA issued the I-Team the following statement about the incident:
"TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Once a passenger enters the screening process, they must complete it prior to continuing to a flight or secure area."
Canseco said his experience illustrated changes in the airport security are needed.
"It is very important that Americans feel safe and secure as they travel in our nation’s airways - safe and secure from acts of terrorism and all that. But, I also think that TSA sometimes gets too aggressive, and it's not just about me. It's about every American that goes through those TSA scanners."
The I-Team requested video from TSA of both incidents. A TSA spokesperson said our request is being reviewed.
Quit flying. Enough people quit flying and the airlines will take the problem to congress or go bankrupt. I can't believe people put up with this stuff.
My sentiments excactly Paul. I went so far to cancel a trip to Disney with my family and monster in law. She was devistated, but understands that the TSA is a huge problem.
No flying USA until we get rid of the TSA!
Vote Ron Paul!!
I agree in what you are say no flying till the TSA change the way they are doing it. It is rape what they are doing now. America enough is enough vote Obama out and hope this insanity will stop. Surely there is a better way of doing things with out raping people.
Getting rid of Barry Soetoro( I refuse to call him "Obama!) will not eliminate TSA. It came in under the Bush/Clinton Crime Syndicate's watch. We have to get PATRIOT repealed to get rid of it. Ron Paul is the ONLY one even talking about repealing the PATRIOT Act!
TSA are criminals hired at low salaries to terrorize the people. So yes they are doing a fine job of terrorist activities and of sexual assault as well. The government has done well in achieving the objective. Terrorize the sheep and they will do as we say.
I think that it is interesting that the lawmakers are also subject to the laws that they create!
I refuse to fly until they ditch TSA. Why should this sorry Congressman have to take it? Why doesn't hi put his balls on the line and sponsor a bill to DEFUND TSA! TSA is all part of a false flag operation, and absolutely should not be tolerated by the American People!